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'''Édith Piaf''' (; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963; born '''Édith Giovanna Gassion''') was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France's national wikt:chanteuse|chanteuse, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars. Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, with her specialty being of chanson and Torch song|torch ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow. Among her well known songs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord (song)|Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "" (1955), and "Padam ... Padam ..." (1951). Since her premature death in 1963 and with the aid of several biographies and films including 2007's Academy Award winning ''La Vie en rose (film)|La Vie en rose'', Piaf has acquired a legacy as one of the greatest...
AliasLa Môme Piaf
(''The Little Sparrow'')
Birth date{{birth date|1915|12|19|df=y}}
Death date{{Death date and age|1963|10|10|1915|12|19|df=y}}
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Years active1935–1963
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